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Women, Gender and Sexuality Student Conference features activist speaker

An innovative program showcasing student research, writing and artwork related to the study of women, gender and sexuality celebrates a decade of annual conferences commemorating Women’s History Month, continuing this year beginning Thursday, March 22 at the University of Redlands. All events are free and open to the public.

The Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Student Conference will kick off Thursday with human rights scholar Loretta J. Ross, visiting associate professor of women’s studies at Hampshire College and a leading voice in the fight for reproductive rights, delivering the keynote speech at 7 p.m. in the Casa Loma Room. 

This year’s conference theme, “Nonetheless They Persisted,” recognizes the persistence and struggle of those with intersecting social identities marginalized by related systems of oppression, domination, or discrimination. The students’ work, which will be showcased on Friday, March 23 in Larsen Hall, spans numerous fields of study, including the sciences, history, social sciences, and more.